Subaru Forester Ratings

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    2005 Subaru Forester - 2.5XS L.L. Bean (A4)

    Pros: Giant sunroof

    Cons: rear seat leg room

    Advice: Get one..... it will make you feel smart!

    This is my second Forester,and I thought how could they possibly make it better? Subaru somehow managed to do so. Love the handling, braking, and how everything is wrapped in leather. Rear seat room is slightly improved. My daughter does not think of it as a 'Mom Mobile'. We pull our pop-up camper with our Forester, try that with a Honda CRV. The giant sunroof is a must have!

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    2006 Subaru Forester - 2.5X (M5)

    Pros: Outside appearance, cd player, a/c, power windows

    Cons: Seats

    Advice: If you have any back problems, don't buy this car.

    I own a 2006 Subaru Forester... ver nice looking car, but terribly uncomfortable seats. I don't know how I would manage a very long drive being so uncomfortable in the seat. Why didn't Subaru think of adding something to the seat... like comfort???

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    2005 Subaru Forester - 2.5XS (M5)

    Pros: The design of the dashboard controls

    Cons: Nothing!

    Advice: Try it - you might like it!

    I love my Forester and it is the second one I've owned. The ride is smooth, it is good on gas, and the interior is more stylish than my 2001. I also like the climate control knobs. It handles well on wet pavement during rain or snow. I got a good deal on a 2005 when the 2006's had just come out and that was a plus. I am one of the few people out there who still enjoys driving a 'stick' (manual speed transmission) and the 'hill grabber' feature is great so there's no rolling backward when the clutch is released.

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    2005 Subaru Forester - 2.5XT w/Premium Package (M5)

    Pros: Power moonroof and cargo nets.

    Cons: Getting use to the wiper control and cruise control locations.

    Advice: To ask about the optional accessories.

    The Forrester handles great on wet pavement. I noticed that it is harder to handle in high wind, but we don't have to deal with that too often in the south. Go ahead and get the extras like an armrest and cargo nets instead of waiting later like I did. The gas miliage isn't too good with the turbo, but still isn't too bad. Overall I am quite pleased with the Forrester.

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    2004 Subaru Forester - 2.5XT w/Premium Package & Leather (A4)

    Pros: turbo/huge sunroof

    Cons: driver seat is not automatic

    Advice: you will not be sorry to own this vehicle

    Turbo is awesome. Sunroof is awesome. Dealership was excellent and very helpful.

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    2004 Subaru Forester - 2.5XT w/Premium Package & Leather (A4)

    Pros: all wheel drive

    Cons: my black paint shows every nick, scratch & water spot

    Advice: must have the turbo

    This vehicle is fantastic in the snow! Handles puddles like they are not even there. I feel very confident driving in bad New England weather. The turbo has plenty of power and the 6-cd stereo is better than average. Pleanty of storage in the hatch for our camping gear. (Wish it had a remote trunk release.) The heated leather seats are comfortable and the sunroof is huge! An awesome winter car...but it will never replace my Mustang GT Convertible in the summer. p.s. I find the service at my Subaru dealer is excellent.

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    2005 Subaru Forester - 2.5X (M5)

    Pros: driveability and huge moonroof

    Cons: could use a bit more power when fully loaded (but not premium gas/expensive to fix turbo)

    Advice: Drive it. It handles more like a sporty sedan that a sport utility.

    Canadian SE edition came with everything we wanted: huge moonroof, heated seats, and steel rims so we can rotate in the full sized spare. This car sticks to all roads, gravel, snowy etc. Driveability is among the best of any fule efficient utility vehicle.